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A New Year’s Resolution or Transformational Change

Last year, I wrote a blog that poo-pooed New Year’s resolutions, and here’s why. Most resolutions are transactional changes. What people need, more often than not, is transformational change.

A transactional change is temporary. It is not permanent. According to a University of Scranton study, about 45% of Americans make New Years Resolutions. However, only about 8% succeed in achieving their resolutions. Whatever the true motivation may be, it seems that most New Years Resolutions are for the sake of conversation. That’s transactional.

Transformational change only takes place when the individual goes through true metamorphosis. The old person is no longer, and a new person exists in its place.

Gavin Trom at ONE* Spokane suggested that failed resolutions and failed goals are half-measures. He challenged the congregation to go all in with true change in 2014, and I agree.

This year, don’t just make a resolution, make a commitment to transformation. Make this the best year ever by committing to being the best version of yourself. Make true change happen.

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